Yet to receive a copy of high court order: Dalmiya

Kolkata, July 30 (IANS) Indian cricket board's interim chief Jagmohan Dalmiya Tuesday said he was yet to receive a copy of the order of the Bombay High Court which termed as illegal the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) panel that was probing the betting and spot-fixing scandal in the Indian Premier League (IPL).

"I am yet to receive a copy of the order. I shall react only after I receive the copy," Dalmiya told IANS.

The high court questioned the appointment of the two-member panel comprising retired Tamil Nadu High Court judges T. Jayaram Chouta and R. Balasubramanian.

The panel had absolved IPL franchises Rajasthan Royals and Chennai Super Kings of spot-fixing charges, besides bigwigs Raj Kundra and Gurunath Meiyappan, who are associated with the two teams.

The BCCI earlier suspended Meiyappan, son-in-law of BCCI president N. Srinivasan, and Rajasthan Royals' part owner Raj Kundra, and asked judges Chouta and Balasubramanian to conduct an internal investigation.

"The entire matter needs to be re-investigated. There was disparity in the evidence collected by the probe panel," the high court said in a public interest writ petition filed by Naresh Matani who challenged the panel's constitution.

The high court also questioned how the BCCI itself could conduct a probe into the spot-fixing scam, and ordered the setting up of a new committee to conduct the investigation.


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